During the winter time, the hockey world holds two major tournaments. One is for the young hockey players, the World Juniors Championship, and the other is for the professionals, the Spengler Cup. Both tournaments start at the same time, but the Spengler Cup ends on New Year's Eve while the World Juniors ends January 5.
It is without a doubt the WJC is the bigger tournament that receives more coverage.
Patric Hornqvist will perform in the Spengler Cup with Fribourg Gotteron, while Jimmy Vesey will play for Team USA and Miikka Salomaki will play for Team Finland in the World Juniors.
The Spengler Cup is a six day event with six teams from across the world. Host of the tournament is HC Davos in Switzerland. Team Canada is the favorite to win because of their solid roster from front to back due to the lockout in the NHL. Alder Mannheim in Germany rounds out the division with Canada and Davos.
In the other division, Salavat Yulaev Ufa out of the KHL, HC Vitkovice S...